Local reviews agree - Splinter Cell: Blacklist is great

Leigh Harris
Local reviews agree - Splinter Cell: Blacklist is great

The first few local reviews are now up for the last entry for this generation in the Splinter Cell series, and they're looking good.

"It’s a rarity when a title delivers engrossing, compelling, varied and highly replayable gameplay in both its single and multiplayer elements," says Dave Kozicki, writing for AusGamers and giving the game a 9.1/10. "Splinter Cell: Blacklist is such a manner of beast and other than a few graphical inconsistencies it remains one of the most solid all-around combat experiences I’ve snuck around behind and embedded my knife into."

Reviews are also praising the game successfully giving the players more scope and choice than 'stealth-or-die', with Dan Hindes giving the game an 8/10 for PC Powerplay, and noting: "The thrill inherent to the series no longer comes from sneaking because any other option spells death, but from sneaking because it is the cleanest option; one that requires a heady combination of mastery and restraint."

NZGamer were similarly positive, with Matthew Codd giving the game just slightly higher than the site gave conviction at 9.2/10, praising it as being 'the definitive Splinter Cell experience.'

Luke Lawrie also agreed, giving the game an 8/10 at Stevivor.com but mentioning that it 'plays it safe and doesn't try anything drastically new.'

So overall a great reception from our local critics, and a nice swan song for the series for the current generation of consoles.

plays it safe and doesn’t try anything drastically new - See more at: http://stevivor.com/review/tom-clancys-splinter-cell-blacklist/#sthash.hvr8AvpC.dpuf
plays it safe and doesn’t try anything drastically new - See more at: http://stevivor.com/review/tom-clancys-splinter-cell-blacklist/#sthash.hvr8AvpC.dpuf

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Tags: Ubisoft , reviews , PC Powerplay , splinter cell blacklist , AusGamers , Stevivor , NZGamer

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